The Export Control Organisation has published Open General Export Licence (Military Goods: A400M Collaborative Programme). The A400M OGEL has been developed to support a collaborative programme with seven partner countries and one export customer to provide airlifter aircraft.
The Export Control Organisation has published a Call for Evidence paper seeking views on the introduction of a pre-licensing register of arms brokers. The deadline for responding is 30 May 2014.
The Export Control Organisation has published the latest bulletin of training courses. The 13th edition covers April to August 2014
Notice to Exporters 2014/08: Revised version of the Consolidated EU and National Arms Export Licensing Criteria, also changes to two OGELs
On 25 March the Business Secretary announced a revised version of the Consolidated Criteria. This Notice details these changes. It also lists two OGELs that have been amended to exclude Russia as a permitted destination.
Notice to Exporters 2014/07: Amendment to the Export Control Order 2008 (‘the main Order’) concerning Category B goods (trade controls)
The Export Control Organisation has amended the Export Control Order 2008. Part 2 of Schedule 1 of the 2008 Order, which concerns Category B ‘goods subject to stricter export and trade controls’, has been replaced.
Notice to Exporters 2014/06: UK suspends all licences and licence applications for export to Russian military that could be used against Ukraine
Following the Foreign Secretary’s statement in the House of Commons, the Export Control Organisation has suspended all licences and licence applications for export to Russian military that could be used against Ukraine.
Notice to Exporters 2014/05: Requirement for MOD Form 680 approval (changes take effect from 2 April 2014)
On 2 April 2014 the UK will move to the new Government Security Classification (GSC) policy which will replace the existing system. Read about the implications for the MOD Form 680 process.
Notice to Exporters 2014/04: EU suspends all export licensing to Ukraine for any equipment which might be used for internal repression
The EU Foreign Affairs Council has introduced targeted sanctions including asset freeze and visa ban for certain individuals in Ukraine. Member States have also agreed to suspend, until further notice, all export licensing to Ukraine for equipment which might be used for internal repression. The Export Control Organisation is reviewing whether it is necessary to revoke, suspend or amend any additional extant licences.
On 20 January 2014 the EU amended the sanctions against Iran. These amendments implement within the EU the Joint Plan of Action agreed in Geneva on 24 November 2013 by the E3+3 (UK, France, Germany, USA, Russia and China) and Iran as a first step towards solving the Iranian nuclear issue.
On 6 January 2014 the Export Control Organisation published Open General Export Licence: Exports in support of the Joint Strike Fighter (F-35 Lightning II).